Sculpture - Art

Art and Sculpture

Art and sculpture add to the visual experience of indoor and outdoor gardens alike. Sculpture may be used as a focal point, may anchor a planting or may even lead the eye to a different destination. Art in particular can be as educational as it is beautiful.

  • “Iowa Wildflowers” was created by internationally-recognized museum artist Neal Deaton. It was made possible by a gift from Mike and Jackie Blank in honor of their parents, A.H. and Anna Blank and Lewis and Lea Navran in 1982. Deaton and his daughter Michelle Deaton Haunsperger renewed the exhibit in 2009, thanks to a memorial gift from the family and friends of Dr. Richard M. Moore.
  • A trowel by Des Moines artist Jon Hrabe is located near the indoor waterfall and stands over seven feet tall. It is made of steel, copper and wood with a bright red blade. It was given to the Garden in 2011 by Cynde and Richard Schreiber.

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